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capabilities to secure our borders and first responders. u.s. customs and border protection began first looking at drums back in 2004, now cvp owns 10 ues aircraft. the systems have been used to surveilled drug smuggler tunnels, videos, burbridge, risk of flooding and assist with the deployment of national guard resources responding to local flooding. cdp has flown missions in support of the border patrol, texas rangers, u.s. service, fbi and others. the systems have become a force multiplier for military operations and for border security. however, we run the edge of the new horizon. using unmanned aerial systems within the homeland currently are 200 active certificates of operation issue i the federal aviation administration to over 100 different entities such as law enforcement department and academic institutions to fly drugs domestically. this map on the monitor shows the locations of coa recipients as at april 2012. the number of recipients since that time has in fact increased. the faa plans to select 65 cities around the country for the use of nongovernment euros this year and plans to
we used to say faculty took 80% to. and 200 years ago it makes them in the effective. it is to start on the aspect of the college and university the way academic programs are delivered. you will say a much greater savings. . . for thi hearing. see no objection, mr. duncan, yet no objection to that? i now recognize myself for an opening statement. unmanned aerial systems commonly known as drone has been a game changer for men and women serving in iraq and afghanistan. the systems have provided troops with eyes in the skies have taken the flight to the enemy. to eliminate the most dangerous al qaeda terrorist, drums have increased capabilities to secure our borders and first responders. u.s. customs and border protection began first looking at drums back in 2004, now cvp owns 10 ues aircraft. the systems have been used to surveilled drug smuggler tunnels, videos, burbridge, risk of flooding and assist with the deployment of national guard resources responding to local flooding. cdp has flown missions in support of the border patrol, texas rangers, u.s. service, fbi and
after weeks of legal back and forth, the state's allowed to use a federal database to remove noncitizens from the voter rolls. critics say this process targets poor and minority voters. but florida's governor says it's going to help improve the election process. john zarrella reporting from miami. >> reporter: for months state of florida wrangling with the federal government over access to a federal database. now this federal database has lists of people who are in the country legally but not eligible to vote. well, over the weekend, florida and the department of homeland security finally arrived at an agreement which will allow florida access to that database so that it can go through and look for people in the state who probably shouldn't be on the voter rolls. now, governor rick scott said this morning on cnn that this was, in fact, an important step. >> i don't know anybody, any supervisor of election or anybody in the state thinks nonu.s. citizens ought to be voting our races. it's good for all of the citizens. >> reporter: officials will have to be trained on exactly how to use tha
at the use of domestic drums. republican senator tom coburn on the anti-tax pledge signed by many gop members of congress. >> it was about those men and women who are almost mortally injured and more. who because of the huge advances that have been made and medical trauma treatment over the last 10 years, now they are being saved. an incredible number of being saved. almost everybody who follows on the battlefield is being saved. i wanted to write about what life was like for these people. i started out with the question having seen some people who were pretty, pretty gruesomely maimed , wouldn't it be better off if they were dead? .we wish that they were dead? >> the senate education committee heard from college presidents today about ways to control tuition costs. educators are michigan, iowa, indiana and florida testified from us two hours. >> senate committee on health education committee and labour pensions will come to order. as we approach the start of the academic year, many students and families are struggling to pay the estimated cost of college. during the difficult economic times,
's nomination, how far will he go to win the white house? will ferrell and zach galifianakis are with us like to talk about their new movie. wolf blitszer is off. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." >>> right now mitt romney's on his way home from an overseas trip his campaign is calling a great success even though it generated embarrassing headlines at every stop. latest came today in poland when one of romney's top aides cursed at reporters asking questions. one of them was our jim acosta, who joins us from warsaw. jim, what happened today that the romney team sounds upbeat despite all that's been going on? >> reporter: well, joe, a senior romney advisor told reporters here in warsaw that mistakes do happen out on the campaign trail. but when asked what mistakes were made on this overseas trip, that advisor couldn't name any. instead the campaign says the world got to hear from a candidate who they say speaks from the heart. it's the image mitt romney has wanted voters to see for the last week. the gop contender walking tall on the world stage here visiting poland's tomb of the u
? >> definitely seen gradual changes as i'm sure you have. look, i've had to use my former cheerleading voice many times to get a question to presidents and to candidates for president. but i've had to do that more and more as has jim over the years because, look, i mean it's just the world that we live in from their perspective that with twitter, the internet, with everything going viral immediately, it's hard for them to say anything without altering the message that they're trying to get out that day. having said that, it is frustrating having been a reporter on several presidential campaigns, you're there, you're going on the bus, you're going off the bus, you're sitting through every speech. and you want to have access to the candidate to be able to ask them questions. and especially at the end of a trip like this where you're really going full bore and you don't have a chance to ask anything, that's what happens when you really try to ask. and you have to be careful of your surroundings, but you got to do your job. >> gloria, and i have to ask you, in the big picture, how important is this r
straight. molly is joining us more with what the governor had to say. >> former governor mitt romney said the attacks on the tenure in bain capitol are ridiculous . beneath the presidency. and romney did interviews yesterday with all . broadcast and cable news channel to push back on the attacks. the obama campaign is challenging the assertion that he left bain in 1989 . documents say that romney was the ceo three years later. bain said there a lag in updating the paperwork. >> and the discrepancy may make romney a fell mon. he needs to reign in the team and take responsibility for what they are saying. this is absurd. i think this is showing a pattern. you had bad news on the economic front and 41 straight months with unemployment above 8 percent . the president said he will raise taxes on people . trying to gut welfare reform. it is beneath the dignity of the office. >> the president is in virginia about to give a speech. the team is trying to connect romney to bain and out sourcing jobs. the only sound is romney singing "america the beautiful" about words appear of jobs going over seas
such passion for the work he did and for his family. he told us he loved us every day . every time you talked to him. >> politics set aside as both presidential candidates tweeted out their condollence. president obama said beloved member of our campaign family passed away and our prayers with you. we'll miss you alex. >> ann and i were deeply saddened to hear of the death of alex okrent. >> and a federal judge is allowing the stage strict antiabortion law to take affect and allowing the only abortion clinic to remain open. the law requires anyone to be preventing abortion to be an obgyn. they are given more time the oh, pgyn don't have credentials and are working from out of state . weather is a tail of two extremes. heavy rains caused flash flooding and houston sex sex --- texas is under water after receiving rain. the massive down pours are causing problems. but raising hope that it is rain will end the drought condition in southeast texas. texas is one of 26 states that have natural disasters due to drought and blazing heat that is taking a tollon crops. we'll have more on this story. wha
, must be because i was just so smart. there are a lot of smart people out there. bill: take us into the mind frame for a comment like that. white house would come out and argue and i imagine they will government has a purpose and that was the point the president was trying to make. the point you're making this goes back to his days a as community organizer. explain that. >> well, i think in essence when you're a community organizer you're basically dealing with a lot of people disadvantaged you're trying to get them government assistance or welfare checks or whatever and the other part of the story though is that people who are creating jobs are getting up every day and going to work and working very, very hard. this should be a campaign celebrating the american worker. his story in itself is successful story. bill: president obama. >> president obama. i think to certain extent but reflect as mindset. it is the mindset the contrast between what romney and his campaign will be about. we can again become a great leader of the world as we always have been. we can get americans bac
in outsourcing u.s. jobs. >> the obama campaign has already spent nearly $100 million on television commercials, most attacking romney's business record and accusing him of shipping jobs overseas. for "cbs this morning saturday," norah o'donnell, the white house. >> cbs news political director, john dickerson, is with us now. good morning, john. >> truth is, john, it's not unusual for a ceo to take a leave of absence. but it doesn't look very good. how do you think romney is handling this? are people going to understand this tricky situation? >> no. you're right. it looks a little exotic. it looks a little different than people's common experience. what governor romney wanted is his experience at bain to basically have people think he's a business guy, he knows how to fix the economy. that's all you need to know about him. now he's having to explain complicated business arrangements. he's talking about things that just sound different from people's day-to-day experience. it changes that bain story for him. he'd rather get off this topic, keep things focus odd n the and the status of the economy
, insert the following, section, none of the funds made available by this act may be used to operate or maintain a -- mr. frelinghuysen: i would like a copy of the amendment, please. reserve a point of order until we have a chance to look it over. the chair: the gentleman reserves a point of order. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for five minutes. mr. markey: i thank you. current nuclear arsenal has significant overkill that is built into it. our country continues to spend moran more taxpayer money on nuclear weapons. and even though the president and the senate have already agreed to reduce the number of deployed nuclear weapons. even though there is a growing bipartisan consensus that the united states has an excessive number of nuclear weapons and that the united states spends far more than it needs for a nuclear deterrence and defense. and that is why i rise today to offer my amendment to reduce the number of deployed intercontinental ballistic nuclear missiles from 450 to 300. i believe that this is the soundest approach to both our national security and our econo
, thanks for waking up early with us, and joining us, steve doocy is in for dave briggs on vacation and eric bolling for clayton morris on vacation. >> it's a someone that everyone is watching. >> alisyn: we're beginning with new details the death trap inside james holmes' apartment. dozens of sophisticated homemade bombs police say were set up for one reason and one reason alone. >> make no mistakes, okay, this apartment was designed, based on everything i've seen to kill whoever entered, and if you think we're angry, we're sure as hell angry. >> so are we. >> mike tobin joins us from outside the apartment building in aurora, colorado. mike, it's the last couple of hours, people got the all-clear and able to move back into the area. >> it's remarkable. the people that went about their lives, and the quiet guy right above, was spending weeks and months gathering weapons, some by mail and planning the attack and rigging the apartment according to police to kill. inside the apartment, what we know now, at least 30 moment made explosives were rigged up. some of them rigged to kill whoe
to the u.s. as children and this administration refuses to take steps to check whether their claims are true or not. thdepartment of homeland security has gone out of its way to avoid the enforcement of immigration laws. the department policy of not enforcing will cause innocent americans their jobs. as secretary, you like all americans also must be concerned about the recent disclosure of national secrets. the methods of intelligence we used to protect security must be kept secret. when the secrets leak, american lives are threatened. recent damaging leaks include operational details of the bin laden raid, specifics about how we conduct cybersecurity, and information about drone strikes. because of these, enemies now know how we will hunt them, which will make it more difficult. o met security depends on our ability to keep secrets from those who would attack our homeland. when they become public knowledge, people and our -- people and our national petition -- interests are in jeopardy. the ability to keep secrets depends on identifying causes and put a stop to them. that is why i
and refrigerators and other items and they see it as, well, this president is actually doing something for us, and he is getting the votes. >> a trade off, too, because the people who are given the homes, they criticize the government, they take them away. >> well, the writing is on the wall, and every time we see one of the live shows in which the president gives away the houses, you see the people saying all of the most beautiful things that you can think of, and chavez is my commander, and he's my benefactor and so good for the people and so good, but not once have i seen anybody say anything wrong about chavez, and that tells you a lot. >> and he also recently awarded an apartment to a woman who became his 3 millionth twitter follower, and he is a big twitter follower. >> yes, he is wildly popular and the message is getting through to twitter again, and he did this, and he is rewarding somebody for being the 3 millionth follower. >> can you imagine if president obama or mitt romney were giving away homes on live television? >> no. >> thank you, miguel. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.co
rises" screening in arizona. "fox & friends" starts now. >> thanks for joining us everyone on this sad and tragic morning. we appreciate you waking up early for us. >> good to see you guys. a strange morning for me, personally. this is my hometown, aurora, colorado, where i grew up and went to high school eight miles from this theater. to see all this unfold in my backyard where i spent a lot of my high school, middle school years. >> have you been to the movie theater? >> it was not there when i went there. that area, that mall is where we hung out on a very regular basis and that's the movie theater i would have used had i been there today. this is hard for my state who still remembers every bit of columbine, very strange situation. kind of in a fog. >> i can imagine. it's wonderful to have you here with your input and your personal experience. meanwhile we want to show you the man who police say is behind this horrific movie theater massacre in colorado where 12 people were killed, 58 wounded. >> that makes it the worst mass shooting in u.s. history with people shot. many still in t
of the techniques that the local authorities and federal authorities used to get around the booby traps, the meant went through the window. you saw at that video, them working through the video and they used robots to go inside instead of a person at risk and they used water not only to surround explosives, but used a water blast to short out that main control panel. ultimately, there was a point where the situation was deemed safe enough where people could go inside and gather up some of the rigged explosives. some of those were fireworks rigged specially picked up and put into a dump truck filled with sand and driven to a remote location south of aurora here. and ultimately, those fireworks, the other type of makeshift explosives, were destroyed in a controlled manner. and then the evidence started coming out of the apartment. about 8 p.m. local time people saw laptop computer and a hard drive come out of this apartment and that should prove to be a treasure trove in terms of evidence. diaries this guy wrote and plans laid out and investigators are hoping to find a path of that on the computer a
with rob marciano there in burnettsville, indiana. and tell us what you have been seeing there in the fields. how bad is it? >> well, suzanne, it is sparse. of all of the states that are in the cornbelt, indiana, has been hit the hardest with the heat, and with the drought. i mean, yesterday, indianapolis hit another record high of 101 degrees and the last 46 days, they have had less than 0.01 of rain. and that breaks a record. we are 2 1/2 hours north of indianapolis, but that is not going to help. you need feet of rain, but it may be too little too late. we have been talking to the farmers all morning, and they are struggling with this, because there has not been a drought like this since 1988. here is what the folks who own this land had to say earlier today. >> the news keeps referring to the drought of '88, and i guess at this point that we are probably better at this date, but we have potential to be much worse until we get major rainstorms coming through. >> so, then they need major rain and i happening today where we will be close to 100 degrees again. this is wha
in chief he has the obligation to help us to solve this problem. i ask our colleagues to please support this legislation. bring transparency. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from maryland is recognized. mr. van hollen: thank you, madam speaker. i listened carefully to what the chairman of the armed services committee said, and i didn't find much that i disagree with. we agree that we should replace the sequester. we agree that it's a mistake to create the kind of uncertainty that's out there, and obviously it has an impact not just in the defense sector, but also in all the other areas where our federal government has activities. but i would just say, and i want to make sure the chairman's on the floor now and has a chance to respond, he demonstrated some leadership on this issue. last fall, because he was asked this question, he was asked if he had to put together a plan that included some revenue, he said, yeah. i understand we got to make cuts, but i'd rather include some revenue than deep cuts to defense. in fact, what he said was,
'malley and teri branstad and bob mcdonnell also here. we're going to talk to former u.s. olympian, dara torres, it's friday the 13th and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody, breaking news to start "starting point" this morning, a story developing as well. jp morgan chase is releases earnings and disclosing they lost $5 billion in a monumental trading blunder. we're digging through the numbers. christine romans will update you on what that earnings report means straight ahead. >>> also, more controversy over the uniforms for the united states olympic team. when they walk no london's olympic stadium, they are going to be wearing ralph lauren, red, white and blue ensemble made entirely in china. lawmakers are outraged for outsourcing the clothing. alina cho joins us with more on that. >> there's rare bipartisan backlash on capitol hill about this. good morning, everything in the uniform from the beret to the blazer and shoes made in china. they are made by american designer ralph lauren as soledad said and they are just for the opening and closing ceremonies, recently i got an o
, that mall is where we hung out on a very regular basis and that's the movie theater i would have used had i been there today. this is hard for my state who still remembers every bit of columbine, very strange situation. kind of in a fog. >> i can imagine. it's wonderful to have you here with your input and your personal experience. meanwhile we want to show you the man who police say is behind this horrific movie theater massacre in colorado where 12 people were killed, 58 wounded. >> that makes it the worst mass shooting in u.s. history with people shot. many still in the hospital this morning. in a few hours police will hurpb -- return to james holmes apartment to try to disable explosives and chemical devices left there. >> mike, bring us up to date. >> good morning, gang. just 27 1/2 hours since the shooting. 30 people still hospitalized, 11 in critical condition. still not much is known as far as what would have motivated this horrific attack. answers could very well be concealed in that apartment just about four miles, a little less than four miles away from this location, but police
with us. and thank you for being with us, everyone. i give up. sending it to wolf blitzer. wolf? >> ashleigh, thanks very much. >>> happening now, president obama and mitt romney are locked in a dead heat right now. when it comes to battleground voters, the numbers aren't so close. the brand new cnn orc polls are just in. we're breaking them down for you. standby. >>> also millions still without power, baking in record heat in washington, d.c., in the mid-atlantic, days after being clobbered by a deadly monster storm. is there any relief in sight? >>> and an american grad student fights for his life after being violently mauled by two chimps in south africa. ahead, the horrifying details of the attack. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." these numbers just coming in. let's go to the battle for the white house. a brand new cnn o.r.c. poll is just being released right now. take a look at just how tight the race is. among registered voters nationally, nationally. 49% say they are for president obama versus 46% for mitt romney. that's with a 2.5% samplining err error.
, hot temperatures. >> yes, a beautiful day in store for us, tom? >> indeed. tom kieran in the storm center4. we have had the humidity lowered overnight. look at what's happening over the last 12 hours. yesterday afternoon/evening we had the passing thunderstorms. a lot of thunder and lightning. mainly south of the metro area. and now it's all settled. we have got a weak area of high pressure that is pushing in. temperatures are comfortable. all those areas in green are in the 60s. fairfax, prince georges counties and right in the district in the low to mid 70s along the tidal and potomac and near the bay. at the beaches, near 70 there. out of the mountains in the low to mid 60s. as well as parts of the shenandoah valley. a beautiful start to the sunday morning. your day planner for this sunday, lots of sun this morning. a delightful morning. it will be mild. still not a lot of humidity during the afternoon. somewhat lower humidity, but temperatures climbing to near 90 degrees by mid afternoon. by then, some clouds beginning to build. and we'll have just a slight chance of an isolate
gillibrand and steve israel sent a letter to the chairman of the u.s. olympic committee asking that the committee only source uniforms from the united states in the future. is that possible? opening ceremony less than a month away. sherrod brown suggested the usoc get their uniforms from hugo boss in his home state of ohio. and harry reid was so mad, he wanted to destroy uniforms. >> i am so upset that i think the olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. i think they should be embarrassed and should take all of the uniforms and put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again. >> the u.s. olympic committee released a statement earlier this week which says, unlike most olympic teams around the world the u.s. olympic team is privately funded and we're grateful for the support of our sponsors. we're proud of our partnership with ralph lauren, an iconic american committee and excited to watch america's finest athletes compete at the upcoming games in london. and ralph lauren, we reached out for comment. they told me they are not giving any statement about thi
would not use the word conditionality, but i think the discussion with pakistan after they took some steps to close the ground lines of communication for supplies and so forth has worked our way back towards a more cooperative relationship. i think the u.s. in this administration has been clear about the areas of cooperation that we need to see to be able to continue to move forward with the assistance and support. starting first and foremost with counter-terrorism and things related to the safety of our troops in afghanistan. >> moving on to russia and our relations with russia. governor romney seems very upset with president obama's reset policy toward russia. the governor has described russia as the no. 1 global flow of the united states. first of all, what do you think of the governor's criticism? >> i think it is unfair and it misses a couple of the tremendous benefits we have gotten from the recent policy. from the beginning, president obama has been clear that we want to have a partner relationship with russia. where we have differences, we will continue to negotiate and press
wolf blitzer who never takes a day off and always checks his blackberry. thanks for being with us. >>> ashley, thanks very much. happening now. >> they said it was a tax, didn't they? it's a tax. of course. >> mitt romney boldly contradicting a top advisor firmly stating his position on the landmark supreme court ruling upholding president obama's health care law. is his campaign message back on track? or did he give democrats a new line of attack? >>> plus, an unimaginable crisis unfolding right now in west virginia. hundreds of thousands of storm victims already dealing with no power, now many of them are dealing with no food. we're live on the ground to find out what's being done. >>> and a state lawmaker accidentally undermining her party and her principles with the press of a button. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> first to a dramatic moment on the campaign trail. the presumptive republican presidential nominee, mitt romney, firmly stating his position on the u.s. supreme court's historic ruling up hodding obama care and directly contradicting what his t
, the numbers aren't so close. let's go straight to cnn's joe johns. he's breaking the numbers for us. he's in des moines, iowa, right now. tell our viewers what we're seeing, joe. >> reporter: wolf, there's certainly a lot more to this than meets the eye. the main takeaway is mitt romney is running ahead of the president in some of the states that matter most. conservatives are still shaking their heads. >> it was really a shock. >> i'm dispinted at their position. they came to a position. >> how could one of their own on the supreme court side with liberals onto uphold the institutionalty of the democrat's health care plan. in many ways it was still a conservative decision. >> this was a conservative judicial philosophy that says the role of the courts is to be the last resort, not the first resort. we only strike something down when it's a big piece of regulation if we absolutely have to. that's still quite conservative. >> and this type of thinking shouldn't be a surprise. >> wrong piece there running, obviously. the takeaway on our poll is even though the president maintains a slight
. it required him to use up almost all of his political capital. he prevailed where no president had done before. he was right. he was right. he cut $100 billion from the federal debt over the next 10 years. he provided access to affordable health care to 30 million americans, 8 million black americans who would never have had insurance. [applause] this is a man, this is a president who has the character of his convictions. almost never since he has taken office, during this entire time, has the republican congress reached across the aisle to help. on the recovery act, which kept us from sliding further into depression, only three republican senators and not one house member voted for it. on the affordable care act, no republican in the senate and none in the house on the final vote. but it was not just on the big- signature issues, it was on the easy, obvious things where we got no cooperation. extending the payroll tax, only seven republicans initially voted for it. lilly ledbetter equal pay, three republicans voted for it in the house. when we attempted to raise the debt limit to maintain the
. and the choosers. you are picking the president for the rest of us. so that means you don't have the luxury of political apathy. we, those of us who live in the all too predictable ballot box behavior states, counting on you to get it right. first of all, don't be fooled by the optics that are meant to signal the candidates understand the lives of scalled ordinary people. you know, like buss with folksy tour names. rich guys pretending they ride the bus is not a signal that they understand your lives. neither is rolling up their cleaves or leaving their neck ties at home or eating pancakes or drinking a beer. you know how politicians show you they can relate to your lives? creating policies that make your lives better. pay attention to what they say to you, not just what they are showing you. and numbers like these, totally unacceptable from a pew poll showed 45% of americans are completely clueless about the supreme court's landmark decision on affordable care act. listen, if it's your vote that determines whether or not the rest of us get health care, swing states, i need to you do a litt
question ] >> well, no -- nobody from the aurora police department has attempted to contact us for any purpose. so presently nobody is asking for assistance. additionally, at that time, there were other authorities here locally who we were talking to. [ inaudible question ] >> i didn't see the box. so i don't know. [ inaudible question ] >> i don't understand the question. i'm a lawyer. objection, vague. do i know the prosecutor? not personally, no. >> you've done work in colorado? >> i've done work in colorado, but in the federal system. [ inaudible question ] >> we've been told that's highly likely that that's going to happen. >> how concerned are you? >> everyone is concerned. [ inaudible statement ] >> well, nobody told me that. from what i know about the laws in colorado. it is a death penalty state. obviously it's going to be murder one. and that's when someone can be facing the death penalty. i actually am in communication with them as well. >> i have concern for their safety. [ inaudible question ] >> we vice presidehaven't reallt far because at this time no formal charges have
to help troops ready to turn back outside aggression. peter doocy joins us live with details. hello, peter. >> hi, shannon. it was four months ago that kofi anaan laid out the six point peace plan as part of his duty as the special u.n. envoy and the first part of that plan called for a cease-fire but that did not catch on and neither did the rest of the plan so now, anaan says so far, the peace process has failed telling a french newspaper that "significant efforts have been made to try to resolve this situation peacefully. obviously, we have not succeeded and perhaps there's no guarantee that we will succeed. anaan just arrived moments ago in damascus in syria to try to save his peace plan but here in washington, the former u.s. ambassador to the u.n. john bolton told us this morning it's going to be a struggle because two of the main superpowers in the region, russia and china have nothing to gain from a peace in syria. >> i think russia sees the syrian regime as critical of what it remains in its position in the middle east. those factors aren't going to change. if russia could replac
. the rest of us are counting on you. >>> good morning, i'm melissa harris-perry before we begin, we want to congratulate congressman barney frank and jim ready who got married last night. governor patrick duval officiated and asked if they promised to love each other on sickness and in health, on msnbc and fox, as long as they both shall live. congressman frank the first sitting member of congress to enter into a same-sex marriage. but now onto our top political story. when most of us think of the map of our country, we picture this. 48 states, all smooshed together with two more hovering in the pacific. but if you're one of the two americans currently running to be president of all the states on that map, right now, you're not really thinking much about the vast majority of them, because only four months out from election date, your version of the u.s. map looks a lot like this. this is a map of the battleground states in the presidential election and if you didn't see your state highlighted on that map, hate to break it to you, because your vote is not going to matter much in determini
-enter the country after pryor deportation. i do not think it is the right policy for us not to focus on resources for this individual. >> thank you. >> thank you madam chair. i want to congratulate you on the great work you have been doing. i think members, if you look at the activated jurisdiction document, there is a map of it and you can see everything that is screen that shows -- that is green is deactivated which is 97%. which means there are 3074 which is pretty amazing. i want to congratulate you and i also, i asked you to look at the testimony of a director because he does talk about the efficiency and transparency part of it and the the safeguards that sheriff garcia in harris county have talked about to make sure they do the work but at the same time, provide -- make sure there's no profiling involved. i want to thank you on that. besides alabama and illinois, i believe there were a couple of jurisdictions out there that passed ordinances also. california, i believe san francisco or santa clara. exactly three to follow up, it makes common sense. i remember when i did the toure to make s
, 27 years old. followed the footsteps of his grandfather and father. he enlisted in the u.s. navy and in the first posting there in colorado. he's from crystal lake, illinois. you see this photo there, charming man. big smile on him. we spoke to his father last week, scott larimer who was just devastated. the family is still trying to make sense of his death. his body was flown back to crystal lake, illinois. you see it. there crowds lining up and down the boulevard to receive him. just a very sad day for a lot of people. jessica ghawi, we're peeking into her life memorial. the service for her, of course, was sort of the quintessential face of this shooting right there. she goes by jessica redfield in her aspiring sports broadcast career. this is a live look at her funeral service there. just a short time ago. that's, of course, in san antonio, texas. just a short time ago one of her broadcast colleagues remembering sort of embarrassing story about when jessica first started saying she forgot to put her microphone on one of the first times she's on air. some of the things we all f
are the numbers to call? -- you can also find us online. here is the front page of "the times tribune" of scranton, pennsylvania. here is the the associated press version of the story -- scranton, pennsylvania is not the only city problem with its budget. we will look at a number of stories about cities and towns across the country. here is what out of kansas from "the wichita eagle." detroit, michigan is getting help from its brothers. money problems there, and questions about how many police can stay on the job. let's hear from you and how you would get city budgets under control. from our democratic line, from michigan, good morning. caller: good morning, i live maybe 50 miles from flint, michigan and maybe 30 miles from saginaw, michigan and every morning when i get up, i noticed there have been people that have died in fires and people who have been shot, several children shot and yet our police are laid off. our firemen are laid off and yet our administrators, i feel they should take pay cuts. i feel the city commissioners should take pay cuts. or maybe laid off and bring our firemen and pol
. [laughter] that is one. i used to congress on your corner. hear you say, i'm going to do this. it is the most intimate form of government. they did not hear your message about the telephone. [laughter] let me say this. we are having -- this is a pet peeve so thank you. this discussion about all that matters is tax rate is ridiculous. i cut upper head tax rates by 50% and by the time my term is out, we will eliminate it. tax breaks matter. -- tax rates matter. but any business person will also tell you the quality of a workforce matters. can they get goods and services efficiently? is government transparent? this year, we had 147 business places on the books. we had more than l.a., phoenix, and philadelphia combined. we massively consolidated them down to 43. i do not like you focusing on city hall. i want you focusing on your customer. my favorite example of this consolidation was if you buy a dog, they need a license. if he so the caller, you need another license. if you want to offer the service of watching the dog, you need another license. i was just looking for a kid to b
. back here in the u.s., today president obama, he's calling for a one year extension of bush era tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000 a year without congressional action those cuts expire on january 1st. now to michelle who has both the morning's top corporate news. >> dow alcoa reports. estimated to be up 5.8%. if you remove apple and bank of america, even if you just remove bank of america growth is seen dropping by .4%. if you're wondering why boa, they had a bad quarter compared to a year ago. farnborough air show is under way in europe. meantime boeing is said to be considering a new competing verge of its 787 dreamliner. boeing ceo jim mcnerney will join phil lebeau live at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. thompson reuters is buying fx alliance. heineken will delay investments in brazil after the government raised taxes on beer. starting in october beer taxes will be 28.8% up from 17%. brewers are already suffering from costs. joe, say it ain't so. >> it is so. also on our radar this morning lawmakers returning to capitol hill from their summer break. among the items they wi
bragging that he could do it, but it was also a warning to us. what if the next time that happens it's a larger utility or a group of smaller utilities around the country, maybe water, maybe electricity, maybe gas, and this time they're not just warning us or showing us our vulnerability but they're actually going to disrupt the flow of electricity or water to people who depend on it. that's -- that's the kind of crisis that we face and why it is so urgent that we deal with this. so let me come back to my dream. my goal here is that as we go on this week, we're able to submit a manager's amendment, but it's not just from the managers, senators collins, rockefeller, feinstein and i. we're joined by a much broader group and we form a broad bipartisan consensus here to protect our country from a terrible danger that is real, urgent and growing. mr. president, i always like to -- i was thinking about it again in this case -- think back in these moments. since i don't see anybody else on the floor, i will undulling myself and go back to a hot july day in philadelphia -- indulge myself and
, security for their families and safety in their communities. americans want us to stop jerking them around. they cannot have stability in their lives when we are shipping american jobs overseas. they cannot have security in their homes when they are fearful of getting sick. they cannot have s wn their teachers, policemen and firefighters are being laid off while we engage in symbolic episodes. i ask my colleagues to reject this charade and let's vote to restore the american dream. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the majority leader, the gentleman from virginia. mr. cantor: madam speaker, i now yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from south carolina, mr. scott. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from south carolina is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. scott: thank you, madam speaker. why are we here? we keep hearing that from our friends on the right, why are we here again today? and the reality of it is simple. the numbers keep changing and it simply does not add up. a long time ago in 2010, a long time ago, the estimates were $900 billion will be the cost of obamacare. two yea
to have that debate. michael sandel, beautiful book. worth reading. thank you again. join us some other jennifer granholm. >> jennifer: i'm jennifer granholm. tonight in "the war room," hey mitt, when are you coming clean on your taxes? mitt romney still backed into a corner. shielding himself from tax questions, bain attacks and outsourcing charges. the man has run for senator governor president after campaigning for almost 20 years will mitt romney finally come clean or will he try to point in another direction any direction? >> celebrating success instead of attacking and denigrating makes america strong. that's the right course for this country. >> jennifer: mitt. it didn't work then. it won't work now. we'll take down more of romney's secrets and lies tonight in "the war room." >> jennifer: the crowd at president obama's rally in san antonio, texas today had a message for his opponent yelling "show us your taxes"! and as we've reported, it is not just democrats. there is a growing chorus of republicans cla
in afghanistan. and just how involved should we get in syria's civil war. one lawmaker accusing the u.s. of not doing enough. >> syria, launching large scale war games an apparent warning to outsiders. do not intervene in the uprising against president assad's rule, but as new and deadly violence raged today in syria, lawmakers at home argue the u.s. is not doing enough to stop the bloodshed. >> my question is to the secretary of state and to the the president of the united states, how many more have to die before we take action to help these people? >> tonight, president assad's new accusations against america as the crisis escalates. >> and you could be hours away from losing the internet. the fbi leading the charge to get you to take action on your computer before midnight. >> also, we might not be able to get there yet, but nasa says here is the next best thing. the most spectacular pictures of mars ever taken. >> i'm harris falkner, we begin tonight with new reaction to the nation's latest jobless numbers, friending president obama's recovery efforts after the labor department's la
and everybody, the president, the secretary, everybody agrees that would be very devastating for u.s. national security and they want to avoid at all costs. >> thank you. that is helpful. rich, governor romney has said many, many times that he would not like to cut the defense budget, but at to the same time be inconsistent with lower taxes. within the framework of the problems that the country has to date with respect to the national deficit, et cetera, i don't know anybody who says you can't raise defense spending, cut taxes and accomplish anything with respect to the national debt. so how do you do that, sir? >> i should introduce you to more people. >> look, i heard the same thing in 1979 and in 1980. on the economy was crippled with double-digit inflation. >> you think is the same as in today? >> no, it's worse, but it can be done with the government's been clear about if he thinks we have to rebuild our navy. and he thinks obviously with the philosophical difference with president obama and governor reagan on the economy -- governor romney and president obama on the economy, it is one th
pitfalls that lie ahead. host: richard ravitch, thank you for joining us. guest: my pleasure. host: that is all for "washington legislative business includes the preserving of america family firms act. a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. july 24, 2012. i hereby appoint the the honorable david rivera, to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 17, 2012, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip limited to five minutes each. but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: wit
from the depths of ocean. it is all "happening now." jenna: hi, everybody, we're glad your with us on a very busy news day. i'm jenna lee. we have brand new fox news polls on the election, on the economy and who voters would like to see on the republican ticket with governor mitt romney. jon: i'm jon scott. 110 days until americans head to the polls. what are we thinking about the state the race and issues affecting it right now? first when asked whether the obama administration has made the economy better or worse, 37% of respondents say the president's policies have made the economy better. that is a seven-point drop from march. meanwhile those who say the economy has gotten worse, jumping seven points over that same period to 49%. look at the head-to-head race. the president with a razor thin lead over governor romney. nearly unchanged from a year ago. that is not all these polls tell us. erin mcpike is national political reporter for "real clear politics" and joins us now. erin, see if you can explain that. you have more people saying the president and his policies have made th
illness is important. what we learned from this program could help us in other programs of diseases coming from iraq and afghanistan. if you get a chance to visit walter reed bethesda hospital see some very strange viruses and molds and funguses that are coming from places that we never expected to see but we're seeing them now. this research program could help another research program to deal with these deadly diseases that are affecting our troops in large numbers. and so while we already give $10 million in this bill, i am going to agree with mr. kucinich and agree to his amendment to add the additional money. mr. dicks: if the gentleman will yield? mr. young: i do. mr. dicks: this gulf war illness has been something that bothered me a great deal. it's a very difficult diagnosis on what was causing this, but i think an additional investment here is worthy and i think we should accept the amendment. i'm glad the chairman accepts it. mr. young: i thank the gentleman for his comments and thank mr. kucinich for offering the amendment and i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the q
with a form on u.s. border security and ordered management strategies this afternoon right here on c-span. >> pandora personalize and that radio. >> panasonic has a wide range of products. >> you can think of it like a computer-controlled hot glue gun. >> a look at the latest in technology from a consumer electronics association technology fair on capitol hill tonight at 8:00 eastern on "the communicators appear "on c-span 2. >> the nation's governors gathered in williamsburg, virginia over the weekend for the national governors' association annual meeting. on saturday, the health and human services committee held an hour and a half session focusing on innovative strategies to improve health systems and lower medicaid costs. the governor of all i was serves as the committee chair with the governor of illinois serving as the vice chair. i believe every governor is interested in improving the service delivery which is providing ways to control the cost within the medicaid program. it is a program that has been demanding an increasing share of our overall state budgets are the last doze
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